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Tcl'2006 Abstract: Spider Widgets

13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

Main Registration Schedule Tutorials Info

October 9-13, 2006
Holiday Inn Select
Naperville, Illinois USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due June 30, 2006
Notification to authors July 31, 2006
Author materials due September 30, 2006
Tutorials start October 9, 2006
Conference starts October 11, 2006
Email Contact [email protected]

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2006), sponsored by Noumena Corporation , Digital Smarties , Eolas Technologies and ActiveState .

Spider Widgets

Author: Stan Driskell


Spider Controls is a revolutionary new Graphic User Interface (GUI) that is more user friendly, and more productive than the 30-year old GUI paradigm that currently dominates the world PC market. At click of a specifically programmed button, the requested Spider control pops-up at a predictable location close to but not obscuring the screen area of user interest. Each control displayed—be it a menu, toolbar, list/combo box, dialog box, or palette--is formatted based on an easily learned, universally applicable graphic. Spider Controls is 15-20% more efficient than the current dominate GUI as demonstrated through theory, experimental results and simulation analyses. Focus groups and experience with a prototype of Spider Controls superimposed onto Microsoft Word further demonstrates that Spider takes only 20-30 minutes to learn, and is very user friendly.

Conference Committee

Cyndy Lilagan   Eolas TechnologiesFacilities Coordination
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Steve Redler IV   SR TechnologyProgram Chair
Steve Landers   Digital SmartiesProgram Co-chair
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Corp
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Corp
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State University
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Mike Doyle   Eolas Technologies
Gerald Lester   HMS Software

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